This past week 17 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 55 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AlchemyAPI Keyword and Term Extraction , Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon Marketplace Web Service, BatchBook, CitySourced, Dailyplaces, Factual, Google Maps Elevation, Google Places, SEOmoz, Walk Score, WhitePages.com, Yellow Canada and Zappos. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Earth and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (8 APIs, 14 mashups), Shopping (7 APIs, 8 mashups) and Social (6 APIs, 9 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Etsy, a marketplace for buyers and sellers of handmade products, has launched an API contest. Developers have a chance to create winning applications that could reach the more than 5 million Etsy members and at the same time win some cash awards.
In an event at Twitter headquarters, CEO Evan Williams unveiled a new Twitter.com. The site, which Williams referred to as the most popular Twitter client, now includes inline images, videos and other information behind the tweet, such as an entire conversation. The flagship site of the popular micro-blogging platform now runs on its own API, as well as those of several other services.
The web makes everything global and yet, everything is also local. APIs allow content and data to be filtered to just the stuff we need. The collection of great mashups below take advantage of those features to show local content to anyone, using location as a filter.
This past week the new mashups added to our mashup directory used 33 different APIs. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AddThis Menu, Akismet, BlankSlate, Google Website Optimizer, WhatCounts and Zendesk. The most often used APIs this week are Amazon eCommerce, Google Maps and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Internet (5 APIs, 5 mashups), Shopping (4 APIs, 5 mashups) and Mapping (3 APIs, 5 mashups).
This past week the new mashups added to our mashup directory used 25 different APIs. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include BlankSlate, Google Gears, Meetup and TokBox. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twitter and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Shopping (3 APIs, 4 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 6 mashups) and Internet (3 APIs, 3 mashups).
Though a few shopping APIs are some of the earliest examples we have, their popularity has continued to grow for a simple reason: there’s an obvious revenue model tied to them. When developers use one of the 82 Shopping APIs in our directory, that can mean money in the pocket of the API provider. And, by virtue of various affiliate and revenue-sharing programs tied to many of these APIs, it can also mean money in the pocket of the developer.
This past week 26 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 26 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Amplify, Google Book Search Book Viewability, LongURL, Stupeflix, Taglets, and Wishpot Shopping. The most often used APIs this week are Amazon eCommerce, Google Maps, and Twitter. Similar to what we saw last week, there were many e-Commerce APIs used. The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
With dozens of new mashups added each week that in turn use dozens of different APIs, it can be hard to choose which gets chosen as Mashup of the Day here on PW (see this weekend’s API roundup and mashup roundup for examples). One trend we’re seeing is a decrease in mapping mashups and an increase in the sheer diversity of subjects, APIs and other types of apps developed. Here’s a sampling of three of the more interesting new mashups:
For the second week in a row, over 30 different APIs were used to build new apps in our mashup directory. Those 20 mashups used 31 different APIs. And once again not all of those APIs are the usual suspects. Less common ones used include Formula 1 Racing data API Ergast, the new Etsy API and Twilio API, the ecommerce pay-per-action LinkShare API, the Sunlight Labs API, and short URL expander LongURL. And in what’s clearly the new number one, the Twitter API was used in 4 of this week’s mashups. The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups: